WDCV New DJ Info Sessions 9/7 & 9/8 2016

Althouse 08
September 7th & 8th

All prospective DJs must attend one session.

College Radio Day- Pop Up Record Store Event, Live on Britton, First Friday Downtown

WDCV ALL DAY LONG! This is our prom. This is our birthday. This is the day where we get to celebrate our very existence. Will you celebrate with us? You have so many opportunities to show your support for the little station that could.
We will be on Britton Plaza over lunch (11-1pm)and we have an extra special guest just for the day. Dennis Gotthard is one of our favorite people in Carlisle but most people know him by the name the Mannequin Man.  He has an incredible, vast space just outside of town where he has a maze of building FILLED with mannequins, store fixtures, oddities and records.  So Many Records.  Thousands and thousands of them.  And for just one day he will bring it all out for a pop up shop where you can peruse his wares and purchase vinyl, quirky vintage items, mannequins and other surprises.  He should be set up on Britton Plaza unless there is poor weather, then he will be in the underground in the HUB.

We did a story about Dennis and his wonderland of mannequins and records last year.  Take 8 minutes and listen to his incredible stories and start making a wishlist for what you hopes he brings to campus to sell.  He only takes cash and checks so start saving your pennies and have your ATM card handy!

At 5pm we will be set up downtown for First Friday and the theme is Music so OF COURSE we have to come out! We will be set up in between the Hamilton Restaurant and Warm Springs Salon in the Cumberland County Historical Society parking lot. Come chill with us, dance to lively tunes and celebrate our very special day!


Homecoming Weekend Open House Sept. 26th 2015 10-2pm

Come visit us in the WDCV Studios or stop by Britton plaza to meet djs, eat snacks, and wax nostalgic about your own time on the air at WDCV. Stop by the studio if you want to get back into the booth and put some tunes out on the air again (or for the first time!). All are welcome!
Saturday September 26th 10am-2pm.


Bluegrass on the Grass 2015 Review


On the first clear day in weeks, Dickinson College was the site of the 20th Anniversary of Davis Tracy’s Bluegrass on the Grass festival. I had heard the school hosts this little secret from some friends of mine, so when the opportunity arose for me to work the festival, I jumped at the chance. As someone who has never particularly cared for bluegrass, I wasn’t really sure what I was getting into…but after sitting through eight hours of non-stop bluegrass I will say this: Why have I never been there before?


First of all, the atmosphere throughout the day can be summed up in one word: happy. Everywhere I went, smiles were on everyone faces. Whether they had been there every year since the first festival in 1995, or were attending the festival for their first time, everyone in the over 3,000 strong crowd was excited and genuinely happy to be there. People had come from all over the country to this small town in PA; I met folks from Tennessee, Texas, Georgia, Florida, and so on. One woman from Florida told me, “I made my sister come with me this year. She tried telling me that she didn’t like bluegrass music, but I told her that this was better than Christmas!”


Five bands took the stage this year, each of them playing two sets by the end of the day. The Dismembered Tennesseans were up first, and as they have played every Bluegrass on the Grass festival except for the first one, the audience was fully prepared for their unflinching yet refined take on bluegrass music. After them came a newcomer to the festival, Tellico, from Ashevillle, NC. What struck me about this band was their commitment to the art of the song; they did not riff or improvise a lot, but instead stuck to their songs of passion and heartache. After Tellico was Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper. Fronted by award winning fiddler Michael Cleveland, these guys delivered the most virtuosic performance of the day. They ran through their songs while weaving back and forth through melodies and improvisations with impressive ease. While they were a tough act to follow, Jake Krack & the Bing Brothers did not show up to disappoint anybody. I am a fan of punk rock myself, so fiddler Jack Krack and his band were my favorite act of the day because they never let up on the intensity of their driving, in-your-face brand of bluegrass. Closing out the festival this year was another newcomer to Bluegrass on the Grass, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out. Led by award winning vocalist Russell Moore, this band brought the audience to a standing ovation with their gospel-influenced bluegrass. I have no doubt that they will be asked to come back in the near future.


If you want to check out next year’s festival, stop by Dickinson College’s campus on July 9th, 2016. And if you want to hear some more bluegrass before that, check out WDCV on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, or Saturday from 8-10 AM, either on 88.3 FM or at http://blogs.dickinson.edu/wdcvfm/


* Thank you to everyone who helped make the festival possible. Through your hard work and generous donations, Bluegrass on the Grass has been able remain free to the public, and will be back again next year.*

College Radio Day-Friday October 3rd 2014

One day every year we get to celebrate our very existence in a world of rapidly changing technologies and over produced Top 40 hits. College Radio Day is the day everyone should take a little extra time to appreciate this unique and free entertainment outlet.

We play the music that others overlook or wouldn’t even consider because they are under-appreciated independent artists on tiny labels.  Often, those artists have gone on to become the giant acts that sell out venue after venue but you heard them first on college radio. We bring you shows like Democracy Now! that give an in depth look at news from across the globe and connects you with the people fighting for democracy everywhere.  We give students the chance to find their voice and connect directly with people outside of the borders of Dickinson College.  Our programming stays diverse by intentionally mixing student produced shows along side community djs and syndicated programming.

We are always striving to do better, find better shows, connect with the community in fun and meaningful ways, and be the Voice of not only Dickinson College but the greater Carlisle community.  If you listen to College radio and like what you hear, give a call to the DJ (245-1444) and tell them they are doing a good job.  We love to know that someone out there is listening.  If you have an idea, a gripe or just a comment feel free to email us at wdcvfm@gmail.com.  We have been around for over 50 years and we aren’t planning on going anywhere (except a more visible location in the HUB would be much appreciated!)

Tune into WDCV-FM all day on Friday October 3rd and listen to the special programming for College Radio Day. Stop By Britton Plaza while we broadcast live from 12-2pm. Thanks for listening!

12-2pm Live on Britton Plaza-Free stickers & buttons, DIY spin art on cds & vinyl, tunes, glow in the dark spider rings……
2:00pm & 8:00pm – World Wide Broadcast of College Radio Day Simulcast
3:00pm & 9:00pm – Interview with Andrew W.K.
3:20pm & 9:20pm – Interview with Matt Kelly, drummer of Dropkick Murphys
3:40pm & 9:40pm – Interview with Jeremiah Fraites, drummer and founding member of The Lumineers
4:00pm & 10:00pm – “The College Radio Road Trip” An original radio documentary by Nikki Marra as she travels across America from the East to the West coast and visits college radio stations along the way. 



Bluegrass on the Grass-Saturday July 12th 2014 12-9pm

Bluegrass on the Grass

Saturday, July 12th 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Lineup and Full Schedule

Bosler Hall on the Academic Quad, Dickinson College
201 W. High St.. Carlisle, PA 17013
Walking directions: Enter on West High Street between North College and North West Streets.

Seating is open. The lawn can be accessed starting at 8:00am on the day of the festival. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. A wide array of vendors will sell food ranging from french fries to Thai food, plus non-alcoholic drinks. Restrooms will be available. Festival is held rain or shine. Bring umbrellas and get ready for great music!

12:00 p.m. Big Country Bluegrass
12:45 p.m. Vickie Vaughn Band
1:30 p.m. Jake Krack & Bing Brothers
2:15 p.m. Nora Jane Struthers and The Party Line
3:00 p.m. The Dismembered Tennesseans
3:45 p.m. Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
4:30 p.m. Big Country Bluegrass
5:15 p.m. Vickie Vaughn Band
6:00 p.m. Jake Krack & Bing Brothers
6:45 p.m. Nora Jane Struthers and The Party Line
7:30 p.m. The Dismembered Tennesseans
8:15 p.m. Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen


TOMORROW: College Radio Day!


Tomorrow, October 1st, is an extremely exciting day. This is not just because it marks the first day of the spookiest and most pumpkin-infused month, but also because it’s College Radio Day!

Founded in 2010, College Radio Day aims to raise awareness of the power and importance of college radio as a medium to bring the community together and highlight local or underrepresented artists.

From 1:30 to 4:30PM WDCV will be chilling on Britton Plaza providing a variety of entertainment, including an open mic, arts and crafts, WDCV merch, and possibly even balloons. Clearly this event is unmissable. See you there!

WDCV Remote Broadcast from First Friday Pix

We had a blast at First Friday.  Thanks goes out to all of the DJs who helped us and all of the visitors who stopped by the table.IMG_2160



First Friday!

Join WDCV downtown for the First Friday of September, this Friday from 5-8PM! We’ll be stationed outside of the Century Links building on W. High St playing killer tunes for your enjoyment the whole time. We’ll also be giving away all kinds of cool merch, including stickers, buttons, and CDs. There will also be WDCV t-shirts available for purchase for $10.


Jake and Nancy broadcasting remotely

Here’s the scoop on the rest of the events that will be going on:

DCA Event Information Tent – High and Hanover 5pm-8pm. 
Carlisle Fire Department – High and Hanover  –   Fire Trucks on site.
WDCV broadcasting Live – outside the Century Link building on W. High.
Velocity Cycles – North Hanover – register here for the downtown POKER WALK . Stop by to see bikes on display.  Students from Trinity High School will be sharing their musical talents.  Reserved Motorcycle Parking for “Bike Night”.
American Artisans Gallery – 35 N. Hanover – Open until 8pm.
Andalusia – 26 N. Hanover – The Redd Herrings will be performing
Artist Market of Pomfret Street – 16 West Pomfret – Open until 8pm. $10 off of  any purchase of $50 or more.   Jewelry artist Ashley Newhard of Starkite Jewelry. will be on-site.
Bosler Memorial Library – 158 W. High – Music concert series Music@Bosler First Friday of every month  throughout the summer – Abby and Micah Dunn, Americana / folk music, performing 7pm-8pm.
Carlisle Area Family Life Center – 155 N. Hanover – Jeff Vanderheijden performing piano music( Broadway Show Tunes, Billy Joel songs)on his keyboard. Tours of facility and children’s activities.
Carlisle Arts Learning Center – 38 West Pomfret – open until 8 pm. Exhibit on display: “A Farm in Four Seasons” Photographs by Linda Benzon and Sculpture & Furniture by Gatski Metal.
Carlisle Bakery – 35 South Hanover – Open until  8pm.  Buy one musical note shortbread cookie, get one free
Carlisle Theater – 44 West High – Fruitvale Station  a Biography, Drama (R – 85 Minutes)  showing at 7:30pm .  Sponsored by the Departments of American Studies, Africana Studies, and History at Dickinson College
Carlisle Vault – 1 North Hanover – Open house & tour 5pm-8pm.
Clothesvine– 134 West High – Open until 8pm.  Celebrate out 15th Birthday!  Live Music, Giveaways, Chair massages, Spirits, Unlawful Falafel – 15% off  entire purchase.(excludes gift cards)
Comfort Suites – 10 South Hanover –  $2 Yuengling Drafts & Dinner Specials. Dining on the patio 5pm-10pm.  Mad Men performing on the patio 5pm-8pm.
Helena’s Chocolate Cafe and Creperie – 36 W. High – Steve Rudolph preforming
History on High – The Shop – 33 West High  –  book signing featuring Joseph Cress, author of Wicked Carlisle, the Dark Side of the Cumberland Valley. His newest and fifth book, Hidden History of Cumberland County is arriving soon . Book signing is  from 5pm-8pm. Joe will also be leading three “Wicked Walks” starting at 5, 6, and 7.
Lilis Place Country Market & Café – 10 West Pomfret –  First Friday Dinner: Bring a friend in for lunch or dinner on the First Friday of the month and buy one sandwich and soup and get the second sandwich and soup for half price! (the lesser amount will be half price). 
Marjorie’s Gems – 21 West Pomfret – $1.00 vintage jewelry and bonus punch per item for $5 club purchases.
Market Cross Pub & Brewery – 113 North Hanover –  LeBlanc & Kissinger Duo playing at 9pm.
Miss Ruth’s Time Bomb – 115 & 119 West High – Open until 8pm. Nina Scarcia playing at our store
Nancy Stamm’s Galleria – 2 North Hanover – Kids activity and light refreshments.
Pat Craig Studios – 30 West Pomfret – 15% off beering jewelry .
 So Hi Books – 30 West Pomfret  – 10% off all book sales.
Stacked – 36 S. Pitt –  Acoustic band “The Brilliant Mallards’ will be performing  – 25% off all summer clothing.
Yarn Garden –  52 W. Pomfret – Elaine Haag will be doing needle felting demos and Vicki Wingert will be giving a yarn spinning demonstration
Valarie Moyer’s Unique Dolls & Gifts – 152 N. Hanover St. – Kiddy Karaoke
Whistlestop Bookshop – 129 West High –  Open until 8pm.
White Elephant – 141 West High – 10% off dinner check.
Poker Walk Stops:
Carlisle Area Family Life Center – 55 N. Hanover
American Artisans Gallery – 35 N. Hanover
Carlisle Bakery  – 35 S. Hanover
Pat Craig Studio – 30 W. Pomfret
Bosler Library – 158 W. High
Cafe Bruges – 16 N. Pitt
Stacked –36 S. Pitt